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|Subject: The Witch Hunt Continues||Date: 11/16/2012 9:25 PM|
|Author: JohnEBgood||Number: 1837663 of 2122102|
Mr. Petraeus and other top C.I.A. officials signed off on the draft and then circulated it to other intelligence agencies, as well as the State Department and National Security Council.
At some point in the process — Mr. Petraeus told lawmakers he was not sure where — objections were raised to naming the groups and the less specific word “extremists” was substituted.
“The fact is, the reference to Al Qaeda was taken out somewhere along the line by someone outside the intelligence community,” said Representative Peter King, a New York Republican, told reporters after the House hearing. “We need to find out who did it and why.”
Mr King is clearly determined to find some wrongdoing on the part of the Obama Administration. That has been his mission all along.
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